Strange Holiday (1970 film)
Director Mende Brown
Music director Tommy Tycho
Genre Adventure, Family
Screenplay Mende Brown
|Writer Jules Verne (concept)|
Release date 28 August 1970
Based on novel Two Years Vacation by Jules Verne
Initial release February 28, 1970 (Bismarck)
Cast Mark Lee (Costar), Carmen Duncan (Castaway Nurse Kate), Larry Crane (Wilcox), Ross Williams (Jacob), Jaeme Hamilton (Briant)
Similar movies Swiss Family Robinson (1940)
Strange Holiday is a 1970 Australian Television film.
Ten boys and a dog are shipwrecked on an island in the Pacific. After a storm they discover another boat has been shipwrecked on the island. They make friends with two of the survivors, a nurse and ship's carpenter, but discover there are three other survivors who are ruthless mutineers. The children manage to outwit the mutineers, the carpenter builds them a boat and they sail home.
The film was financed by an American company seeking product for the US TV market and Artransa Film Studios. Shooting began in April 1969 in the Atransa Studios at Sydney and up the coast nearby. Production soon followed on another feature Little Jungle Boy (1970).
The movie returned a comfortable profit to its investors.
ReferencesStrange Holiday (1970 film) Wikipedia
Strange Holiday (1970 film) IMDb